The Idea of Wilderness to Mexican Americans

March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Hudson Hall, Rogers Music Center
Free admission

Professor Priscilla Solis Ybarra (University of North Texas) will present, "The Idea of Wilderness to Mexican Americans."

What can be learned from the fact that wilderness looks like stolen land to some Mexican Americans? This lecture will examine the life work of three historical figures who amplify and challenge the idea of wilderness: Reies López Tijerina, Estella Bergere Leopold, and Enriqueta Vásquez.

Priscilla Solis Ybarra is associate professor of Latinx Literature at the University of North Texas and the 2020-21 senior fellow for the Study of Southwestern America at Southern Methodist University’s Clements Center.

Sponsored by the Dempsey Foundation and the Willamette University Department of Environmental Science.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Willamette University

Dempsey Lecture

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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